National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Santiago
(4.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Housed in a grand neoclassical building with an imposing facade of columns and arches, National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) houses over six million volumes of books and manuscripts. Step inside to behold the diverse interior decoration of the early 20th-century building. Dark reading rooms with heavy wooden paneling contrast the central hall, which has an Internet section separated by modern glass walls. Walk through whitewashed halls with skylights and climb marble staircases holding on to handrails of wrought iron. If you need to rest, an atrium with a coffee stand serves refreshments and light meals. Using our international travel planner, Santiago attractions like National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • A must visit place. Large, clean and the staff very friendly. Recommended for those who are near the metro Santa Lucia
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  • Interesting place for lovers of history and reading. Tells the story of some rules of accentuation (ñ for example) and has a very good collection. Great location (close to Metro) and is in a very interesting/busy Avenue of Santiago.
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  • Very beautiful inside and out. Was not totally open, but we could see fills the eyes.
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  • Due to the crowds and the name in Spanish, you don't realize that you are walking past it initially, so watch out. Try to take a moment to stop and take it all in. Venture inside and you'll experience it in all its grandeur.
  • Peacefully library in middle of chaotic lovely Santiago to get take in reading
  • Great architecture
  • A peaceful place to get work done.
  • A must to visit in Santiago de Chile